Grasshoppers and Their Control

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"Grasshoppers in a single year have destroyed crops valued at over a hundred million dollars. The best way to prevent losses is the use of poisoned bait supplemented by tillage and seeding methods which restrict egg laying and imprison the young grasshoppers in the ground after they hatch. Bait is most effective while grasshoppers are still on their hatching grounds or massed along field margins. It should be put out when grasshoppers are doing their first feeding of the day. This usually occurs between 6 and 10 a.m. at temperatures of 70° to 80°F. Bait should not be spread unless ... continued below

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i, 38 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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Parker, J. R. 1939.

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  • Parker, J. R. "Senior Entomologist, Division of Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomlogy and Plant Quarantine."

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"Grasshoppers in a single year have destroyed crops valued at over a hundred million dollars. The best way to prevent losses is the use of poisoned bait supplemented by tillage and seeding methods which restrict egg laying and imprison the young grasshoppers in the ground after they hatch. Bait is most effective while grasshoppers are still on their hatching grounds or massed along field margins. It should be put out when grasshoppers are doing their first feeding of the day. This usually occurs between 6 and 10 a.m. at temperatures of 70° to 80°F. Bait should not be spread unless grasshoppers are actively feeding. In mixing and distributing the poisoned bait care should be taken to prevent injury to persons and farm animals. Seeding grain only on plowed or summer-fallowed ground and plowing infested stubble before the eggs hatch greatly reduces the quantity of bait needed for control and decreases the liability of crop injury. Cooperation in the use of control methods by all the farmers in a community is necessary for best results." -- p. i

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i, 38 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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"Issued June 1939." "This bulletin supersedes Farmers' Bulletin 1691, How to Control Grasshoppers in Cereal and Forage Crops." -- p. i

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Parker, J. R. Grasshoppers and Their Control, pamphlet, 1939; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97282/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.